Muslim groups protest against Naqvi’s silence on killings

Hyderabad, July 8 : Two Muslim organisations staged a protest during the visit by Union Minister for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi here on Saturday over his silence on the lynching of Muslims by cow vigilantes. Condemning Naqvi’s silence, Tehreek-e-Muslim Shabban (TMS) and Darasgah Jihad-o-Shadat (DJS) tried to stage a sit-in at Haj House. Police […]

Bengal announces judicial probe into Basirhat violence

Kolkata, July 8 : The West Bengal government on Saturday ordered a judicial probe into the communal violence in North 24 Parganas district’s Basirhat sub-division. Making the announcement, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said a sitting or a former Calcutta High Court Judge would be entrusted with the probe. Violence erupted between two communities at Baduria […]

Mahadalit women denied temple entry in Bihar

Patna, July 8 : Tension gripped a village in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district where dozens of Mahadalit women were denied entry into temples, police said on Saturday. The women who were denied entry into the 200-year-old Kali temple on Friday, have decided to lodge a written complaint about it to the administration and request their intervention […]

Goverdhan parikrama chopper rides to start Saturday

Lucknow, July 7 : The Uttar Pradesh government is starting a ‘Heli-Parikrama’ – a 10 minute chopper ride around the famous Goverdhan hill in Mathura from Saturday, an official said here. Principal Secretary, Tourism, Avanish Awasthi said that the heli-ride would be on trial basis for two days and is being organised by his department […]

Pehlu Khan’s family threatens mass suicide if accused get bail

New Delhi, July 7 : Family members of Rajasthan farmer Pehlu Khan, who was lynched by gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes) in April, on Friday expressed resentment over the slow-moving investigation and threatened to commit mass suicide if the accused get bail. “The pace of the investigation is very disappointing. Despite strong evidence, the accused are […]